What is Your Preferred Cruise Ship Size, from Small to Large?

Ocean vessels offer myriad cruise vacations with onboard activities and amenities, along with exciting destinations. Passengers get a feel for the endless ocean waters, travel to ports around the world and can experience the joy of cruising in many different ways.

CruiseCompete has divided today’s ships into size categories and provides information on the benefits each provides, from XS, S, M, L, XL to XXL.

Ships sizes range from the Pacific Princess, at close to 700 guests, to mega ships like the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas, with almost 7,000 guests.

Knowing what the cruise lines have to offer to choose from is key to planning your best cruise vacation.

Here’s the list of ocean liners with guest capacity ranging from 550 to 6,780:

CRUISE LINE SHIP NAME GUEST CAPACITY SIZE
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Cruises Astoria 550 Small
Princess Cruises Pacific Princess 672 Small
Oceania Cruises Oceania Insignia 684 Small
Oceania Cruises Oceania Nautica 684 Small
Oceania Cruises Oceania Regatta 684 Small
Oceania Cruises Oceania Sirena 684 Small
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Cruises Marco Polo 800 Medium
Crystal Crystal Symphony 922 Medium
Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Jupiter 930 Medium
Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Orion 930 Medium
Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Sea 930 Medium
Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Sky 930 Medium
Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Star 930 Medium
Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Sun 930 Medium
Viking Ocean Cruises Viking Venus 930 Medium
Crystal Crystal Serenity 980 Medium
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Cruises Vasco da Gama 1220 Medium
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Cruises Magellan 1250 Medium
Oceania Cruises Oceania Marina 1250 Medium
Oceania Cruises Oceania Riviera 1250 Medium
HAL MS Maasdam 1,258 Medium
HAL MS Veendam 1,350 Medium
HAL MS Amsterdam 1,380 Medium
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Cruises Columbus 1400 Medium
HAL MS Rotterdam 1,404 Medium
HAL MS Volendam 1,432 Medium
HAL MS Zaandam 1,432 Medium
Costa Costa neoRomantica 1800 Medium
HAL MS Oosterdam 1,916 Medium
HAL MS Westerdam 1,916 Medium
HAL MS Zuiderdam 1,916 Medium
HAL MS Noordam 1,924 Medium
Costa Costa Victoria 1928 Medium
NCL Norwegian Sun 1936 Medium
MSC Cruises MSC Sinfonia 1960 Medium
Princess Cruises Coral Princess 1,974 Medium
Princess Cruises Island Princess 1,974 Medium
MSC Cruises MSC Lirica 1984 Medium
Princess Cruises Sea Princess 1,998 Medium
Princess Cruises Sun Princess 1,998 Medium
NCL Norwegian Sky 2004 Large
NCL Norwegian Spirit 2018 Large
Carnival Carnival Sensation 2,052 Large
Carnival Carnival Inspiration 2,054 Large
Carnival Carnival Ectasy 2,056 Large
Carnival Carnival Fantasy 2,056 Large
Carnival Carnival Fascination 2,056 Large
Carnival Carnival Imagination 2,056 Large
Cunard Line Cruises Queen Victoria 2061 Large
Cunard Line Cruises Queen Elizabeth 2081 Large
HAL MS Eurodam 2,104 Large
HAL MS Nieuw Amsterdam 2,106 Large
Carnival Carnival Legend 2,124 Large
Carnival Carnival Miracle 2,124 Large
Carnival Carnival Paradise 2,124 Large
Carnival Carnival Pride 2,124 Large
Carnival Carnival Spirit 2,124 Large
Carnival Carnival Elation 2,130 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Millennium 2,137 Large
MSC Cruises MSC Opera 2150 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Summit 2,158 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Constellation 2,170 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Infinity 2,170 Large
NCL Pride of America 2186 Large
Costa Costa Luminosa 2260 Large
Royal Caribbean Empress of the Seas 2,270 Large
NCL Norwegian Dawn 2340 Large
NCL Norwegian Star 2348 Large
NCL Norwegian Jewel 2376 Large
NCL Norwegian Gem 2394 Large
NCL Norwegian Pearl 2394 Large
NCL Norwegian Jade 2402 Large
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas 2,416 Large
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas 2,440 Large
Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas 2,466 Large
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas 2,476 Large
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas 2,514 Large
Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas 2,543 Large
MSC Cruises MSC Musica 2550 Large
MSC Cruises MSC Orchestra 2550 Large
MSC Cruises MSC Poesia 2550 Large
MSC Cruises MSC Armonia 2579 Large
Princess Cruises Grand Princess 2,600 Large
Princess Cruises Star Princess 2,600 Large
Costa Costa Mediterranea 2650 Large
HAL MS Ryndam 2,650 Large
HAL MS Koningsdam 2,650 Large
HAL MS Nieuw Statendam 2,650 Large
Princess Cruises Diamond Princess 2,670 Large
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 2,670 Large
Cunard Line Cruises Queen Mary 2 2691 Large
Disney Cruise Line Cruises Disney Magic 2700 Large
Disney Cruise Line Cruises Disney Wonder 2700 Large
Virgin Voyages Cruises Scarlet Lady 2700 Large
Virgin Voyages Cruises Valiant Lady 2700 Large
Costa Costa Fortuna 2702 Large
Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas 2,702 Large
Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas 2,730 Large
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas 2,767 Large
Costa Costa Deliziosa 2826 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Eclipse 2,850 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Equinox 2,850 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Solstice 2,850 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Silhouette 2,886 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Beyond 2900 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Apex 2,918 Large
Celebrity Celebrity Edge 2,918 Large
Carnival Carnival Liberty 2,974 Large
Carnival Carnival Conquest 2,980 Large
Carnival Carnival Freedom 2,980 Large
Carnival Carnival Glory 2,980 Large
Carnival Carnival Valor 2,980 Large
Carnival Carnival Radiance 2,984 Large
Carnival Carnival Sunrise 2,984 Large
Costa Costa Pacifica 3000 XL
Carnival Carnival Sunshine 3,002 XL
Carnival Carnival Splendor 3,012 XL
Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 3,020 XL
Celebrity Celebrity Reflection 3,046 XL
Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess 3,082 XL
Princess Cruises Crown Princess 3,082 XL
Princess Cruises Ruby Princess 3,082 XL
MSC Cruises MSC Magnifica 3223 XL
MSC Cruises MSC Splendida 3274 XL
MSC Cruises MSC Divina 3502 XL
Princess Cruises Majestic Princess 3,560 XL
Princess Cruises Regal Princess 3,560 XL
Princess Cruises Royal Princess 3,560 XL
Carnival Carnival Dream 3,646 XL
Princess Cruises Discovery Princess 3,660 XL
Princess Cruises Enchanted Princess 3,660 XL
Princess Cruises Sky Princess 3,660 XL
Carnival Carnival Breeze 3,690 XL
Carnival Carnival Magic 3,690 XL
Costa Costa Magica 3740 XL
Costa Costa Fascinosa 3780 XL
Costa Costa Favolosa 3800 XL
NCL Norwegian Joy 3,804 XL
Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas 3,807 XL
Carnival Carnival Vista 3,934 XL
Carnival Carnival Horizon 3,960 XL
NCL Norwegian Breakaway 3,963 XL
NCL Norwegian Getaway 3,963 XL
NCL Norwegian Encore 3998 XL
Disney Cruise Line Cruises Disney Dream 4000 XXL
Disney Cruise Line Cruises Disney Fantasy 4000 XXL
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas 4,000 XXL
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas 4,000 XXL
NCL Norwegian Bliss 4,004 XXL
Carnival Carnival Panorama 4,008 XXL
NCL Norwegian Epic 4100 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Seaside 4140 XXL
Costa Costa Firenze 4232 XXL
NCL Norwegian Escape 4266 XXL
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas 4,269 XXL
Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas 4,290 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Preziosa 4345 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Fantasia 4363 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Bellissima 4500 XXL
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas 4,515 XXL
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas 4,560 XXL
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas 4,905 XXL
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas 4,905 XXL
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas 4,905 XXL
Costa Costa Diadema 4947 XXL
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas 4,960 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Seaview 5179 XXL
Carnival Mardi Gras 5,282 XXL
Costa Costa Toscana 5322 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Seashore 5331 XXL
Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas 5,622 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Meraviglia 5714 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Grandiosa 6300 XXL
MSC Cruises MSC Virtuosa 6300 XXL
Costa Costa Smeralda 6518 XXL
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas 6,680 XXL
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas 6,687 XXL
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas 6,780 XXL
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas 6,780 XXL

Cover Photo: The FlowRider Surf Simulator onboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, courtesy Royal Caribbean

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